Texas

Denison, Texas – From a President’s Home to a Pirate Ship With Art In Between

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Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Birthplace Room where Eisenhower was born Denison, Texas began as a company town built by the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad (called the KATY), the first railroad into Texas.  At its height, half of Denison worked for the KATY, including David Eisenhower from 1889-1892.  In a small white clapboard house across the… Read more »

Best Urban Green Experiences in Dallas

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Glass Serpents appear to drift toward waterfall The Dallas Botanical Garden is inherently well placed – an elevated position with views of downtown over White Rock Lake.  Many visitors come during the seasons of azaleas, tulips, and mums.  But nothing has compared to the crowds that have descended for the recent Chihuly exhibit. Glass icebergs… Read more »

What Is There To do in Commerce and Cooper, Texas?

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 Planetarium on the campus of Texas A&M University, Commerce The first major sight of Commerce from the north, south, and west is the campus of Texas A&M University at Commerce. The twelve story Whitley Hall is the tallest structure between Dallas and Texarkana.  This 123 year old school of almost 10,000 students has undergone major… Read more »

WHAT IS THERE TO DO IN CLARKSVILLE AND RED RIVER COUNTY, TEXAS

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Red River County is old.  Prior to settlers moving west to Texas, Caddo Indians passed often over the gentle hills and even stayed a while in villages.  The Spaniards didn’t pay much attention but early settlers crossed the Red River on their way to all that free land in Texas.  Five signers of the Texas… Read more »